Joker Costume Analysis

I must have watched Tim Burton’s Batman dozens of times on VHS growing up.

(In fact, probably the only movies I watched more than that one were Jumanji, which I watched until the VHS tape literally broke, and the Star Wars trilogy.)

Danny Elfman’s kickass music, Michael Keaton’s troubled brooding, Tim Burton’s wacky filmmaking, Jack Nicholson’s hilariously psychotic villainy, the movie’s timeless feel …

I also loved the costumes in that movie – particularly the Bat suit and, of course, the Joker’s iconic wardrobe, designed by Bob Ringwood.

In preparation for my Joker costume project, I updated my Joker costume analysis (again) and have posted it here on the blog for your enjoyment. 🙂

Updates primarily include many more visual references I’ve accumulated over the course of my research, along with additional costume observations.

This updated costume analysis is also available as a free PDF download.

I hope you enjoy the read!

More Joker sewing/costuming resources are coming soon.

And if you enjoy this kind of thing, please support my costume research on Ko-Fi. 🙂

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